How did music reflect the fast paced industrialized world of the twentieth century? Please compare/contrast one of your favorite songs with the piece "The Erlkonig" by Franz Schubert.

Twentieth-century music reflected the fast-paced industrialized world because it was constantly experimenting with new sounds, rhythmic patterns, and technologies. The evolution of the record industry also constantly redefined what was popular.

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The twentieth century was a time of rapid technological advancement and discovery. As people learned more about the world and the capabilities of industry, they began to think more about humanity’s active role in society than ever before. As a result, musicians embraced individual voice and creative freedom. They were...

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The twentieth century was a time of rapid technological advancement and discovery. As people learned more about the world and the capabilities of industry, they began to think more about humanity’s active role in society than ever before. As a result, musicians embraced individual voice and creative freedom. They were eager to experiment with new styles and explore new rhythmic patterns and ranges of instruments in their work. For example, in the 1920s the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg introduced atonality and the Jazz Age was taking off in the United States. Like social practices and politics, melodies became more unpredictable and irregular than ever before.

Rapid developments in technology in the mid-twentieth century also allowed for entirely new ways of making music. From the late 1940s onward, musicians were experimenting with electronic devices and a few decades later, computers, to change their sound. All of the changes in the twentieth century meant that genres of music were constantly evolving. It is also important to note that news technologies led to the rapid evolution of radio broadcasting and the record industry in the twentieth century. As these industries expanded, they began to drive changes in music and define what was popular.

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